• How Jordynne Grace Makes an IMPACT! in Pro Wrestling and Powerlifting

    How Jordynne Grace Makes an IMPACT! in Pro Wrestling and Powerlifting

    Jordynne Grace is a phenomenon. The 26-year-old from Austin, TX, (real name: Patricia Parker) has become a dual-sport superstar, winning titles in both professional wrestling and powerlifting. As one of the most recognizable stars currently running the ropes in IMPACT! Wrestling airing on AXS TV, “Thick Mama Pump” sat down with Muscle & Fitness to…
  • Regarding Your Health, It's OK (and Necessary) to Prioritize You

    Regarding Your Health, It's OK (and Necessary) to Prioritize You

    With an already jam-packed schedule, setting aside an extra 20 minutes to work out can seem impossible. After all, most of your day is spent focusing on time-sensitive things like work, kids’ schedules, house chores, prepping meals for your family, and so on. However, when placing everyone’s needs above your own, with no time for…
  • Get Movin’ in all the Right Directions by Playin’ 'Dead'

    Get Movin’ in all the Right Directions by Playin’ 'Dead'

    The dead bug exercise is a silly name for any exercise, there’s no getting around that. The movement doesn’t appear to do anything that beneficial, which is why many lifter may shrug it off and ignore incorporating it into their routine. That’s a real shame because when the dead bug is performed correctly, it’s an…
  • Take a Knee if You Want to Make Upper-Body Power Gains

    Take a Knee if You Want to Make Upper-Body Power Gains

    Two neglected kneeling exercises positions are the tall kneeling and the half-kneeling position. Choose which of these positions works for your goals.
  • Here's a Great Way to Safely Train to Do a Muscle-Up

    Here's a Great Way to Safely Train to Do a Muscle-Up

    It’s hard not to be impressed when you see someone performing muscle-ups! You can see, immediately, that he or she has put in the time and dedication to make their “machine” strong and capable. Muscle-ups are a very challenging, advanced movement that demands explosiveness and power from many of the muscular systems in our bodies.…
  • These 5 Partial ROM Exercises Will Get You Back To Full Strength

    These 5 Partial ROM Exercises Will Get You Back To Full Strength

    Back in the 1800s, strongmen used a partial range of motion (ROM) exercises to impress the crowds with their feats of strength. Those old-school, strongman show-offs knew they could lift more weight, but the enthusiastic crowds didn’t know. Then partial range of motion exercises became all the rage in the ‘70s when power racks became…
  • ASK ANDY: What Are 5 Hotel Gym Hacks If There’s Limited Equipment?

    ASK ANDY: What Are 5 Hotel Gym Hacks If There’s Limited Equipment?

    As an actor, every once in a while, I get booked to play a character on a show that films at some amazing location, such as Tulum, Mexico, where I just returned from. Production put me in a resort that was first class, but the hotel gym — like many such institutions — left much…
  • Up Your Bentover Row Game with These 3 Variations

    Up Your Bentover Row Game with These 3 Variations

    The barbell bentover row is the mack daddy of all the rowing variations. It strengthens your upper and lower back, shoulders, biceps, forearms, and grip. Plus, being in the hip-hinge position under load for time improves your lower and upper back endurance. Guess what that’s good for? You guessed it, your deadlift. If you have…
  • These Top 3 Resistance Band Exercises Will Improve Your Big 3 Lifts

    These Top 3 Resistance Band Exercises Will Improve Your Big 3 Lifts

    Increase your strength, power, and muscle-building potential without the stress of adding more plates with these top 3 barbell band exercises.
  • Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone With This Monday Challenge

    Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone With This Monday Challenge

    Andy, just, WHY??? Great question. I’ve explained these challenges before as a good way to ward off any boredom/monotony of daily training for the past 30-plus years. You may have read/heard me discuss my philosophy that the three most influential factors in your training progress are Consistency, Variety, and Uncomfortability. Consistency is the daily grind.…